Rosalyn Plotzker is selected as a 2023-2025 UCSF Baum Family Faculty Scholar

Adapted from the Bridges Curriculum Newsletter of the UCSF School of Medicine

The UCSF Kanbar Center for Simulation and Clinical Skills is pleased to announce the third cohort of UCSF Baum Family Simulation Faculty Scholars and an additional major gift from the Baum Family. The additional gift will support the use of advanced technology such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality for experiential learning by establishing a student simulation fellowship, providing essential training equipment and software, supporting a UCSF virtual reality symposium, and elevating funding for the Baum Family Faculty Scholars Program. The UCSF Baum Family Simulation Scholars program, offered in collaboration with the UCSF Center for Faculty Educators, was instituted in 2019 to support career development and build a robust pipeline of faculty educators with an academic career interest in simulation.

Rosalyn Plotzker, MD, MPH is an assistant professor at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She created the Virtual Approach to Gynecology Project, a gynecologic pelvic exam curriculum for healthcare trainees that utilizes 360-degree video and virtual reality (VR) simulation. The Project was done in collaboration with UCSF’s anatomy department and the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC). She intends to use her time as a Baum Family Faculty Scholar to implement the Virtual Approach to Gynecology Project at UCSF, research the use of VR in medical education, and collaborate with UCSF’s educational technology champions to advance the use of extended reality in UCSF’s health sciences education.